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Chat Live With Draft Expert Ryan Blake On Draft Night
The 2013 NBA D-League Draft live via Cisco WebEx Meeting Center will take place on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. ET and for the first time ever, fans will have the opportunity to chat live with a NBA D-League Draft expert as the picks are being made.
[Instructions: Enter your name and email address. Click "Join". To hear Ryan, click the “Audio Conference” button and provide your phone number or click “Use Computer for Audio”.]
What to Expect:
Get to Know Ryan Blake:
Blake has been a scouting liaison to the NBA and NBA D-League alongside his father, Marty, since 1996. He marshals and compiles the complex data necessary for NBA teams to evaluate current and future NBA draft prospects, essentially advising teams who to see, how to see them, and who not to bother seeing.
Ryan Blake has been involved in basketball scouting at a very young age. Ryan Blake began scouting at the age of 17 under the tutelage of his father Marty, as well as other legendary coaches and scouts.
Blake is no stranger to the quest of a dream. Having continued scouting while attending college, where he earned a BA in journalism in 1988. He then took a five year sabbatical to pursue his own dream on the ATP tour. While traveling the globe playing tennis in the 1990s, Blake began scouting international basketball players and as a result became instrumental in facilitating a network to deliver information to NBA teams, making them aware of the growing talent overseas.
He also is a member of the United States Basketball Writers Association, Writers Guild of America, West and has contributed to articles in major publications throughout the world. His work has been featured in extensive coverage in ALL Draft related web sites such as Draft Express, NBA Draft.net, Hoopsworld etc.
Blake is a reoccurring guest on NBA TV’s, Draft Preview, and a longstanding commentator on the D-League Draft. He was also the Co-host of D-League Central, for the 2008-09 season. For months before the NBA Draft, Blake is featured in virtually every media outlet available including ESPN, FOX and NBA TV.